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circle  ·  2510 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What do you think will be the future of technology?

I'm a bit pumped for the technological singularity - the point where machines are just as intelligent as people. This would bring such a drastic change in the way we live.





OO  ·  2510 days ago  ·  link  ·  

This is what I'm waiting for aside from all of those other cool gadgets and innovations in the near future.

A lot of people assume that machines will turn evil just like how it portrayed in the Terminator series, and Avengers Age of Ultron, and a countless of other movies and T.V shows. However, I believe that this won't happen because you just cannot get a bad AI if you don't program it that way.

It's interesting to see that even well-known people such as Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, and a few others are trying to fund programs to avoid killer AI--which is a good way to use money imo.

For other people who read my comment are interested in AI, please check out this video:

Killerhurtz  ·  2510 days ago  ·  link  ·  

See, you say program it that way. But you're forgetting that one of the major points of intelligence is learning.

If we program something that way - block it in any way to think certain ways, we just have a very advanced programs.

What we need to accept is that AIs will need a status equivalent to us. They will be sapient. All we need is to nurture them as we would our children.

And yes, I so vehemently oppose the four laws of robotics.

boramalper  ·  2510 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    A lot of people assume that machines will turn evil just like how it portrayed in the Terminator series, and Avengers Age of Ultron, and a countless of other movies and T.V shows. However, I believe that this won't happen because you just cannot get a bad AI if you don't program it that way.

I believe they won't be good or bad inherently, just as we humans, there will be good, bad, and ugly robots.

amouseinmyhouse  ·  2510 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Whenever I see that link I have to talk about one of my favorite economic ideas - the support economy. It's a little off topic so bear with me.

The idea that machines will force people out of the services economy is as true as machines forcing people out of the production economy. But instead of being a dead end, it's been theorized that it will give rise to a new economy - the support economy.

You see support economies growing now, in services like trunk club where a living breathing human being learns who you and and what you think then offers clothing that fits your taste. While AI is growing in power, these super specialized services will still require human intervention.

The idea is that automation will create a sense of sameness and human beings will seek identity through differentiation. At first, they won't have time as the current pace of life makes our days fuller and fuller, and so there will be a demand for this external support. That external support will free our time just as machines take over our "mechanical turk" work for real. Like in the industrial revolution, hours will be cut for support technicians that are truly capable and once again we will have time on our hands.

I'm sure AI will get to the point where it can squash the support economy, but I believe that's a long way off. Long enough, at least, for the support economy to take rise.

Garbageland  ·  2510 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I've seen too many sci fi films to think of the singularity as being a positive change haha.